About Us

Berlena and PeggyWomen’s Cancer Resource Center helps women with cancer improve their quality of life through education, supportive services, and practical assistance.

We help people with cancer navigate through the often overwhelming health care system so that you can get the appropriate care and treatment you need.


All of our programs and services are free.


Mission Statement

Women’s Cancer Resource Center creates opportunities for women with cancer to improve their quality of life through education, supportive services, and practical assistance.

    • We provide information on cancer prevention and early detection.
    • We help clients cope with the disease and treatment, as well as the challenges of caring for someone with cancer.
    • We serve people with any cancer from all backgrounds, economic abilities, and ethnicities.
    • Our clients include people with new diagnoses, in remission/survivorship, living with metastatic disease, and those receiving end of life care.
    • We primarily serve women with cancer, but many of our wellness programs are available to everyone, regardless of gender, and whether or not they have cancer.


Women’s Cancer Resource Center is located in Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. While we primarily serve people in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, our Information and Referral Helpline — (510) 420-7900 — is available to anyone, anywhere.

Our programs include:

  • Referrals to community resources in English and Spanish
  • Wellness workshops
  • In-home support
  • Psychotherapy and support groups
  • Emergency financial support


Vision & Values

We envision a world in which all women with cancer receive medical care, education and support, enabling them to survive, thrive and advocate for the changes needed to achieve a cancer-free society.

WCRC is a learning organization committed to providing client-centered, compassionate, accessible services in a supportive and inclusive environment. We will infuse cultural humility principles and practices into all levels of our work.

Cultural humility is a path to equity. It incorporates a lifelong commitment to self-awareness and mindful evaluation in order to redress power imbalances and to develop mutually-beneficial relationships. This work happens at the individual, community and organizational levels.

“Cultural Humility” is based on the work of Dr. Melanie Tervalon and Dr. Jann Murray-Garcia. Read their article here.

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About the Women’s Cancer Resource Center